Can’t Wait to Learn (CWTL) proposes new cost-effective solutions to the urgent challenges facing education for children in emergencies. By utilising innovative technological solutions with a focus on serious gaming, CWTL has the potential to provide out-of-school children with access to education opportunities, especially children from vulnerable communities and have been out of school for a number of years. The programme uses education technology as part of a model of education which is offering certified curriculum level content through applied gaming and personalised children engagement. The programme uses a range of innovative, results focused approaches: combining context specific applied gaming and community-based facilitation; a strong innovation management staged approach to growth with rigorous appropriate research; and focusing on getting the right partnerships in place.
November 2019 – June 2020
Audience & use
The study will inform understanding on the effectiveness of the Can’t Wait to Learn prorgramme in Lebanon at the in-country and global technical education and programme management levels. The results will inform potential adaptions to the programme content, technical inputs such as teacher training and support, in-class programme delivery and community engagement activities, and project support structures such as staffing and logistics.
Assess performance in children’s literacy and numeracy competencies and PSS well-being through participation in the CWTL programme as part of Basic Literacy and Numeracy (BLN) Programme for 4 months compared to performance in children enrolled in BLN only.
Quantitative assessment of learning outcomes and well-being through baseline and endline measurements [early grades maths and reading assessments]
Qualitative assessment of (perception of) learning progress and well-being through focus group discussions, key informant interviews and observations, considering: Teacher training; Teacher coaching/support; In-classroom delivery; community engagement; Logistics support, particularly tablet and software maintenance
Do children enrolled in non-formal education and participating in CWTL demonstrate better numeracy and literacy competence than children enrolled only in BLN programmes
What is the difference in performance in numeracy and literacy by children participating in CWTL compared to children enrolled in BLN only?
How do changes in psychosocial wellbeing for children in CWTL and BLN education compare to changes in psychosocial wellbeing for children engaged in BLN only?
Refugee children and children from vulnerable communities (boys and girls) enrolled in BLN programming, including Can’t Wait to Learn.
Type of study
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Primary: early grades math and reading baseline and endline assessment data, key informant interviews and focus group discussions with target groups.
Secondary: existing literature (assessment reports) on education in Lebanon, including humanitarian and non-humanitarian settings.
To be provided by the evaluator and approved by War Child
Drafting and sharing of data collection tools
Baseline data collection + report
Endline data collection + report
Final evaluation report compiling and analysing qualitative and quantitative data no later June 30, 2020
In country restitution workshop no later than June 2019
BACKGROUND AND RATIONALE
Can’t Wait to Learn is a global innovation in education programme promoting access to quality education in crisis affected areas, including areas where there are no (or not sufficient) teachers and schools. Can’t Wait to Learn was rolled out for the first time in Lebanon in Chatila Camp in in October 2017.
As of July 2019 Can’t Wait to Learn have reached 6485 children in Lebanon. With the support of16 implementing partners, 16 international and local NGOs as implementing
partners. Ministry of Education and Higher Education– at national and District levels - has been involved at all programme stages, particularly with regards to supporting the formal integration of Can’t Wait to Learn as a recognized Basic Literacy and Numeracy
(BLN) approach in Lebanon. The programme will use this opportunity to measure and compare the numeracy and reading outcomes of children enrolled in Can’t Wait to Learn as compared to those in children enrolled in BLN only. Although this will be the first measurement of learning outcomes for the reading game in Lebanon, the programme has already conducted a number of research studies, including: maths research study Sudan (2014); pre-post evaluative study on the Arabic language reading game in Sudan (2018); practice based evaluative study on the Lebanon Maths game (2018), and; quasi-experimental study on the Jordan Maths and Arabic reading game (2018).
The approach will include:
- A quantitative assessment of learning progress and well-being using recognised humanitarian education sector tools, namely the Early Grades Maths and Reading Assessments.
- Qualitative data collection with regards to children, teachers and other stakeholders’ (perceptions) of factors enabling or hampering children’s learning progress and well-being, including factors linked to training and support, community context, and in-classroom programme delivery. This data will be collected through focus groups discussion, key informant interviews and observations.
Sampling and & data collection
To be determined in collaboration with the selected consultant
The timing, location, and target group of the evaluation will be coordinated with other EiE actors active in Lebanon to avoid overlap.
Data collection and storage will be in line with EU privacy regulations (GDPR), and comply with War Child’s Child Safeguarding Policy, including informed consent of children, parents, teachers and other participants.
Work plan, roles and responsibilities
War Child Holland:
- Coordination with relevant authorities, particularly the Ministry of Education and Higher Education at national and local levels
- Identification and selection of target participants
- Coordination of availability of participants
- Review and approval of inception report and data collection tools
- Incountry logistics support for data collection
- Review and approval of baseline, endline data analysis and final report
- Identification and review of secondary data sources
- Drafting and finalisation of inception report
- Drafting and finalisation of data collection tools
- Lead data collection and baseline and endline
- Drafting and finalisation of baseline data collection report
- Drafting and finalisation of endline data collection report
- Delivery of final evaluation report compiling interpretation of qualitative and quantitative data analysis no later than September 2019
- Delivery of restitution workshop in Lebanon no later than September 2019.
How to apply
Please send your CV and proposal to https://warchild.onlinevacatures.nl/